Sedation dentistry is dental treatment provided while the patient is sedated to enhance their comfort and relaxation. Oral sedation helps dental patients just like you to better tolerate treatment and get the most out of their dental care.
Anxiety can have different effects on the body. It’s about more than just feeling nervous. Suffering an intense dental phobia can result in:
Suffering from chronic dental anxiety leads to constant high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This can lead to weight gain and a weakened immune system. Reducing stress, especially that related to dental treatment, is essential for maintaining overall health.
Oral sedation is a wonderful aid to relaxing in the dental chair and being able to tolerate treatment. It puts both you and the dentist at ease; when the patient is comfortable, the dentist can focus better on the task at hand and keep the patient safe.